Government approves construction of 1.68 lakh new houses under PMAY (Urban)

These houses are proposed to be constructed across the verticals of beneficiary-led construction, affordable housing in partnership and in-situ slum redevelopment.

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MUMBAI: The government has approved construction of over 1.68 lakh new houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) in the 52nd Meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC). The construction of a total of 1.1 crore houses has been approved under the scheme so far.

These houses are proposed to be constructed across the verticals of beneficiary-led construction, affordable housing in partnership and in-situ slum redevelopment.

A total of 14 states and union territories participated in this meeting. The states also put in their proposals for revision of projects due to various issues such as, of land, topographical hazards, inter-city migration, change of preferences of verticals etc.


Over 70 lakh houses are in various stages of construction and more than 41 Lakh houses have already been completed under the scheme.

“The progress under the mission has been steady. We have to move towards completion of houses with all the basic physical and social infrastructure. The states and union territories shall focus on completion and delivery of houses to beneficiaries,” said Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) who presided over the meeting.

He urged the states and union territories to strategize the expeditious implementation of PMAY(U) projects and expedite the implementation of Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHCs) scheme.
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‘All the States/UTs may also learn from the six Light House Projects (LHPs) initiated in six cities, namely, Agartala (Tripura), Ranchi (Jharkhand), Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Rajkot (Gujarat) and Chennai (Tamil Nadu). The technology can be replicated and scaled across the country for mass housing,” he said.

This was the second CSMC meeting during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ministry has already announced its commitment to provide permanent houses to all eligible beneficiaries of urban India by 2022.
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